Thursday Night at the NCAAs
March 23, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS — Tennessee junior Liam Stone looks to defend his 1-meter title Thursday night at the NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships.

Stone returned to the talent-packed top eight, coming into the evening final as the sixth seed after posting a preliminary score of 382.55.

The Vols will also look to pick up some key points in relays this evening, qualifying for the consolation final in both the 200 freestyle relay and 400 medley relay.


Who’s Swimming Tonight?
Consolation Final: Tennessee (1:17.26)

The team of Ryan Coetzee, Kyle DeCoursey, Braga Verhage and Alec Connolly will race again tonight in the finals of the 200 freestyle relay, recording the 12th-fastest prelim time of 1:17.26. The time is a season best and the third-fastest time in Tennessee history.


Who’s Diving Tonight?
Championship Final: Liam Stone (382.55)

Liam Stone is back in contention for his second NCAA individual title. He also won the SEC championship on 1-meter last month, breaking the meet record in 468.30 to earn the gold medal.


Who’s Swimming Tonight?
Consolation Final: Tennessee (3:06.24)

Tennessee’s squad of Braga Verhage, Peter John Stevens, Ryan Coetzee and Kyle DeCoursey closed the second-fastest time in program history in 3:06.24. The Vols dropped one and a half seconds off their time at the SEC championships.





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